◎在當局呼籲控制“過度”粉絲文化的情況下，中國社群媒體平台微博已暫停兩個 (BTS)、(Blackpink) 和其他主要 K-pop的粉絲賬戶。
◎( BTS) 成員( Jimin) 的中國微博粉絲帳戶眾籌生日禮物，慶祝他10 月26 歲生日後，打擊行動開始了。微博表示，由於網上投訴，還將對其他 21 個 K-pop 粉絲帳戶進行為期一個月的暫停，其中包括四個(BTS)、三個與( Blackpink) 有關、三個與( EXO) 和五個與(NCT) 相關。微博表示，“堅決反對非理性的追星行為，將嚴肅處理”，並誓言加強對粉絲文化的監管，以淨化網絡氛圍。
◎當地報導指稱，( Jimin)粉絲俱樂部 4 月開始為他的生日籌款，並在活動的前三分鐘籌集了超過 100 萬元人民幣（155,000 美元），在第一個小時內籌集了 230 萬元人民幣（356,000 美元）。該賬戶的 110 萬粉絲遠遠超過了 (BTS) 公司HYBE 官方賬號的 29 萬粉絲。粉絲感嘆：“網絡粉絲俱樂部的時代已經結束。”
Leading Chinese social media platform Weibo has suspended nearly two dozen fan accounts for BTS, Blackpink and other major K-pop acts amidst a call from authorities to rein in “excessive” fan culture.
The crackdown began days after photos began to circulate of a customized Jeju Air jet funded by a popular Chinese Weibo fan account for BTS member Jimin. Decked out in photos of the star and a declaration of “eternal love,” the plane was intended as a crowd-funded birthday gift to fete his upcoming 26th birthday in October.
Within hours, the platform said that due to online complaints, it would also place a month-long suspension on 21 other K-pop fan accounts, including four celebrating BTS, three related to Blackpink, three about EXO and five tied to boy band NCT.
Weibo said in an explanatory statement that it “firmly opposes such irrational star-chasing behavior and will deal with it seriously,” and vowed to “intensify” its policing of fan culture to “purify” the online atmosphere.
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The suspensions come at a time when Chinese authorities are ramping up rhetoric about the need to clamp down on runaway fan spending and fan club “chaos,” issuing new directives just last week with language echoed in Weibo’s statement.
In response to its punishment and amidst those new requirements, the Jimin fan account that was the first to be disciplined changed its name to signal “a new starting point” and posted the missive: “We call on everyone to be civilized, follow stars rationally… and build a harmonious and healthy online environment. “
Local reports said that the Jimin fan club began raising money in April in anticipation of his birthday, and raised over RMB1 million ($155,000) in the first three minutes of its campaign and RMB2.3 million ($356,000) in the first hour.
The account’s 1.1 million-strong following far outstrips the 290,000 followers of BTS label HYBE’s own official account. One of them lamented: “The era of online fan clubs has come to an end.”